May, 2009

Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage

Boxes and Arrows

The Balance of Power There are a wide variety of uses for Wikis and a level of interest in using them that’s matched by an extensive range of Wiki software. Wikis introduce to the Internet a collaborative model that not only allows, but explicitly encourages, broad and open participation.

Jetsons, anyone?

Bennett Cherry

I grew up watching the Jetsons. Perhaps you did too? This disclosure ages me, but it's worth sharing with you given the recent news from Terrafugia, a startup formed with graduates from MIT. They are developing a car that morphs to its plane form in 20 seconds. After your flight (of no more than 500 miles), you can be back on the road and parking in your single car garage. I wonder if it. innovation Invention principles of innovation

UX Book Clubs

Boxes and Arrows

In early Nov 2008, I started to talk to a few people about the idea of a book club in Sydney to discuss User Experience (UX) books. Russ Unger and Donna Spencer encouraged me to let other people hear about it, and when I did – through the Information Architecture Institute (IAI) Members discussion list, and then through the Interaciton Design Associaton (IxDA) – many people thought it was a good idea.

Interaction 09 Follow-up

Boxes and Arrows

From February 5-8, 2009, IxDA hosted their second annual conference, Interaction 09 , in Vancouver, BC. Last year’s inaugural conference in Savannah had a powerful and lasting impact on the community, filled with encouraging messages and the realization that for many of us that we had “found our tribe.&# The challenge for 2009 was to see if that energy could be recaptured a year later—in a new place and during undeniably pressing times.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.